4 weeks into recovery!

Thanks ladies for getting me into the mountains!!

Yesterday was the 4 week mark since my accident and my second surgery. The past month has been one of the hardest for me mentally and physically. I try to stay positive and see the light at the end of the tunnel and continue to be inspired by people like Super Women Sally and other people that have gone through much more serious injuries! But sometimes no matter how hard you try it is all relative and being injured is never easy. I have been injured a lot in my life, but this is one of the worst injuries I have ever had to go through.

Seeing my leg continue to shrink more and more everyday is incredibly hard.  I am still unable to weight bear for another 4 weeks and it is hard to imagine that I am only half way there. This injury has made me realize how fast life can change and it is hard not to dwell on the past year with my injuries to losing friends. People keep telling me this injury is telling me something and that maybe I need to slow down and reevaluate my life. The fact is I love my life and the day I got hurt I could not have been happier.

Right now I am nervous about ever being able to ski like I used to mentally and physically, but that does not mean that I am not going to try and come back stronger than ever. This past season after having three injuries the previous season and this year  my shoulder dislocating sporadically before competition was the best I have ever skied in my skiing career! I need to try and hold onto that energy and carry it through my recovery.

my new leg!

Not being able to be outside doing all my summer activities is the largest battle I am fighting with at the moment, but I am hoping soon enough I will be on a bike and a horse at least!! I have been able to focus on my work and helping other people, which makes me happy and helps me heal! I just want to thank all my clients and friends for all their help with food during the time I was not able to cook. (my boyfriend Brian is in Alaska, he got me through the worse very amazing guy!!) I feel so lucky to be part of the Jackson community and have such an amazing family of friends!!

4 weeks ago
much better!!

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